Quick Hit: Flutter to Support Desktop Applications

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Google’s Flutter is an application development platform based on the Dart language that was originally designed to make it easier to build cross platform mobile applications. A post on their Github wiki today announced the beginning of support for desktop applications (Mac/Windows/Linux) as an output target. It will be interesting to see how this impacts Electron, given how the Dart … Read More

Getting Started With Windows Subsystem for Linux

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The Problem My Windows text editor was choking while prettifying a complicated XML file, and I wanted to be able to use XMLint without having to set up a Linux VM. One of the cooler features of Windows 10 is the Windows Subsystem for Linux, or WSL for short. WSL basically lets you have a full, real Linux installation running … Read More

Use a Time Series to Quickly Generate A Date Dimension in Postgresql

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generate_series A neat feature in Postgresql is the generate_series function. generate_series is classified as a “Set Returning Function”, which in plain English means that it returns a bunch of rows. How it works is very similar to a for..next loop. You basically set up a start and stop point, and optionally add a step interval. The syntax for generate_series is … Read More